Characters in "The Scarlet Letter" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Characters in "The Scarlet Letter"
An analysis of the characters and incidents in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter".
# 124563 | 1,000 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American)

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The paper discusses the main characters in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter".

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"The character of Arthur Dimmesdale, the adulteress minister in Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" is one whose public personae and private life are contradictory. Although he is the father of Hester Prynne's illegitimate child, he never acknowledges this in public. Indeed, when the governor is determined to declare Hester unfit and remove her daughter Pearl from her care, it is Pearl's father who successfully changes the governor's mind. He does not acknowledge his own adultery and allows Hester to suffer..."

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